SPIREITES: Chesterfield FC boss Paul Cook dedicates Barnsley win to fans

Chesterfield vd Barnsley - Paul Cook giving out instructions - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vd Barnsley - Paul Cook giving out instructions - Pic By James Williamson

Paul Cook said Chesterfield’s win over Barnsley at the Proact Stadium was reward for the faith shown by supporters in recent weeks.

The Spireites had seen an encouraging start to the League One season replaced by a run of seven games without a win prior to Saturday.

“We haven’t been on the best run but our supporters have shown great faith, for example the supporters that travelled to Braintree and Crewe,” said the Chesterfield manager.

“So the win’s a big reward for them, we’ve now beaten Sheffield United and Barnsley at home, they’re two big wins.”

Cook’s side have the opportunity to build on that success on the road this coming weekend at Crawley Town, who have drawn their last four league fixtures.

Former Derby County trainee and MK Dons forward Izale McLeod has nine for the season for Crawley though Chesterfield have their own marsmen in red hot form.

Eoin Doyle is up to 19 for the season before December.

The Irishman’s form and fitness may go some way in impacting Cook’s decision whether to strengthen his squad ahead of January.

The loan window shuts today (Thursday, November 27).

There has been some movement this week in the other direction. Jack Broadhead joined non-league Frickley Athletic on a month’s loan in a switch Cook hopes will help his development.

While Sam Hird and Drew Talbot have stepped up their rehabilitation from injuries and are back in full training.